29 December 2010

N O N - G O A L S

everyone always gets down on themselves around the new year. "i need to change this. i should really stop doing that. this year i am going to be much better at doing so-and-so." i was totally inspired when I saw Erin from Design for Mankind post her list on what she was going to keep doing RIGHT in 2011. how inspiring right?


photo: carl kleiner

here is my stab at a list:
  1. you may be a little bit anal and a perfectionist when it comes to your work, but it keeps the quality up, so don't stop moving those millimeters and fixing that tiny little thing that's not right.
  2. you did a really good job eating healthy this year. and i know that saying no to butter and carbs is sure not easy. but kudos on finding a good balance.
  3. look at how much you are saving! you didn't need that extra pair of shoes anyways. let's keep saving those dollars in 2011, k?
  4. this year, you worked like a crazy woman. but it is what you love to do. and all that hard work is going to pay off. don't stop being so disciplined. and don't ever stop doing what you love.
  5. you went to the dentist this year and didn't cry like a little girl. i know the dentist is pretty terrifying, but good job facing your fears. it wasn't even that bad, keep going.
  6. i think you blogged almost everyday this year, and made up for it when you had to miss a day. let's keep inspiring people next year too.
  7. i think you brushed your hair a little more than you did in 2009. three cheers for grooming!
  8. you did a really good job turning the lights off when you left the house. low electric bills rule.
  9. last january, you quit your job and took a leap of faith because you felt uninspired and in a dark place. and now look what an awesome decision that was! keep trusting your gut. guts know best.

let's be positive this year, eh? what did YOU do in 2010 that you want to keep doing next year!?

17 comments:

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

Both of your lists are so inspiring! I'm working on my own 101 things to accomplish in 1001 days but I might have to make one of these as well. Yay for lists and resolutions!

Design Girl {Pretty Haute Mess} said...

Love your non-goals...Kudos to you! This year I took a not-so-fun unemployed situation and flipped it into a life I never knew I wanted...Now, instead of chasing a design-firm "9-5" I'm a feelance designer, blogger, columnist and expanding into graphic design in 2011! yay me.
Thanks for the inspirational post today! :}

chelsea said...

I love this! Wow! You are really good. Saving money and not eating carbs and butter? That's amazing to me:)!!

lucia said...

wow. you did good girl. what a great year it was! keep it up! raising a glass of wine that you discover new non-goals in 2011. yowzer! i love this idea. i think i'm going to do one too :) thank you erin!

strataflora.com said...

Loved both you and Erin's lists! Super inspiring, and I really like the idea of writing it to yourself...makes it into such a positive thing! Sounds like you had a pretty amazing year...cheers to a fantastic 2011 (full of perfectionist tendencies, hair-brushing and leaps of faith!) :)

Travels in Heels said...

I love this! What a great and motivating idea!

xo,
Sara

casey said...

hi bri, i love this idea. you inspire me daily. such a little mover and shaker you are.

alyssa said...

Great post Bri!! Happy New Year Doll!

ever ours said...

love the list! such a good idea.

cnicole said...

seriously, you're such an inspiration. I want to be more like you.

miss kelly said...

what a super list!!!! Happy New Year Lovely Lady!!!

HilaryInspired said...

I read Erin's non-goals list yesterday and decided to do the same for myself...I'll be composing a resolution list too, but acknowledging the things that have worked seems just as important as focusing on what to change.

Lisa Ferguson said...

I LOVE this as much as I love the idea of reverse gossip ( BRAGGING about people behind their backs ) Nice!

Kelly @ balance. said...

Great list, and awesome idea! I may just be doing one of my own.

Elizabeth said...

Love that - guts know best. So true!!

eden said...

i love this idea! sounds like you had an awesome year, you blog inspires me everyday.....actually you were the reason i started my own blog, so thank you for that! I am a freelance graphic designer as well and you are a huge inspiration for me

xx

eden from creativelovechild.blogspot.com

ria said...

started following your blog religiously middle of this year, and i didn't know that you left your sad job to start it! but my oh my, i just wanted to tell you that i look forward to your posts everyday and that your blog is a real visual inspiration to me! your posts stir up the design lover in me and i loooove that! cheers to more inspiration in 2011 :)